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the east bay, contra costa and counties and it involves the federal rail road administration and the federal transit administration and all of the development that we are doing and that is why necessitate this level of support and they have been really helpful to date. and our we have received, nothing but good words from our leader staff on the good job that they have been doing and so that is another measure to us is what do the congressional reps think. >> since you mentioned it, it might be helpful at whatever point to give us an update on where we are with tifia. >> yeah, i know. i can give you that now. >> we are still awaiting our fitch rating and we were expecting to get it in mid august but they had some more information that they needed to look through and i think that really the holidays got in the way. but summer vacation but we are looking to get it in the end of
september. so, that is the critical and we proceed with the formal application process. >> and i assume that these folks contracts will guarantee our success. >> they got us the 171 million last time. okay. >> thank you. >> director, metcalf? >> a question on these political consulting and lobbying contract and how do we know the advocacy positions that our staff and consultants are taking? >> we don't take any position and so if there is any measure that is going to the voters >> i don't mean on the voters. what are the advocated for by the staff or consultants. >> and we don't advocate any positions we just apply for the grants and the various and whether it is at the there has not been a lot at the state level and. we don't advocate for anything
other than federal grants and the tiger grants and. and so in terms of relationships with the ctc and mtc and cal train, and transportation built and any of these other government entity and some local and regional and state and some national. and we would be informed if the tjpa would be saying anything other than to get the money. >> and we are just out trying to get money and so we don't, you know, we don't take the positions we leave it up to the individual agencies. >> okay. >> we don't appear before bodies, and support the positions. we do appear before bodies when it involves the transbay project. >> i know tha, is what i am asking. >> and ask, and we are asked to give the presentations on our projector we are asked to respond to the questions when most recently, we have received the funding from mtc and that is when we appear.
>> if we are asked to appear and there is a funding element. and we have an update on the project to appear. >> okay. >> does that answer your question? >> sure does. >> okay. >> i wanted to just confirm that i understand this correctly. and and negotiated with the original amount so that amount has not changed. and on the $12,500 per month, originally it was 12,000 per month but it was negotiated at the time of the original contract, so there was 12,000 a month for the first three years and up to 12,500 for the next two option years and if it were extended there is a small increase for the last two option years and >> it is a monthly retainer so that does not mean that we get a statement of the hours?
>> and one of them, and just a trait line, although there is a weekly call and so we do know what they are doing on a weekly basis and the other one does detail out the hours to some extent. >> okay. >> thank you. >> and sorry. >> and director sartipi? >> just to piggy back on the question and with respect to the advocacy. do they do any analysis of any federal estate, legislation, that would in any form or shape change the qualifications of funding for the transbay. something may become a barrier to qualify for certain types of funds? >> what they do is keep us informentd of upcoming opportunities and for example, and what would, if we notice an area for example, the department of homeland security and they give us funds for security and if we notice that we are not, and for example they tend to give money to projects that are already built
or in operation, yet there are a lot of projects that are being constructed right now, and rails, and facility and bus facility and so we will ask for example, can you let us know if there is a possibility that projects that are in construction could at some point qualify in addition to the existing projects that are under operation and they do those kinds of analysis and let us know when the upcoming bills are coming up and what is in them and so they let us know about, upcoming measures that could impact our project. and they let us know and keep us abreast of the imminent domain, and anything that is related to our project. >> and any other questions? >> seeing none, why don't we just take a roll call on this item. >> when i sat on the board of education and the transportation authority, our lobbyist prosides us a list of bills that are upcoming that may or not impact some of the
projects that we have pending and maybe a couple and not to get it as an oral report, but if there is anything written it might be helpful for the board to see what is happening at the federal level. >> we will keep you updated if anything keeps you up >> we will track the major elements like the next transportation bill. which is just the way that reiskin knows. >> okay. >> and why don't we take a roll call on this item. >> i will note that no members of the public wanted to address you on that item. >> thank you for the reminder. >> motion. >> so moved. >> second. >> a first and a second. >> floyd? >> aye. >> metcalf? >> aye. >> reiskin. >> aye. >> kim. >> aye. >> and as well tha. is four ayes and item four is approved. >> okay. >> and so, we can now move on to the regular calendar and item 8. >> approving the recommended applicants for the transbay joint powers authority.
>> and scott belay can report on this item. >> good morning, directors. and i wanted to start by on behalf of the tjpa expressing our thanks and gratitude to jane morrison, as all of you know jane was a founding member of the tjpa advisory committee and at the age of 93 that she has decided to scale back the activity and fortunately for us she decided to resign her seat on the transbay cac in july. and but we are have, very grateful and honored that she included advocacy. and part of the long active volunteerism in san francisco which has included everything on work from woman's rights to immigrant's rights to worker
rights and to ending homelessness and transportation and structure and she has been a tremendous ak set and so we are grateful for the service. >> and we have 15 seats on the cac and there are 15 seats and each one representing specified to represent a different con stit entcy, and the seat that jane vacated in july was the san francisco based transit advocacy and from mid july to mud august. and for that seat. and we have got a total of 6 eligible applicants. and from that pool, we are recommending, patrick valenito and he is a member of spur and a member of the spur central subway task force and so he has experience with the local infrastructure and development and downtown san francisco. and he is also a member of the san francisco chapter of the urban land institute. and he is a resident of district six and the transbay neighborhood and he is also the
co-chair of the real estate committee of the california state bar association and as well as a member of the community and an environmental tifts and we are recommending the reappointment of mar la wilson and she serves in the has been a member in good standing, and since may of 2011. and mar la is an environmental program fellow at the san francisco foundation and also a member of the directors of walk and bike oakland and she is a new member of the ac transit, and transbay rider task force, and what we rec end today is the reappointment for ma la is a two year term and patrick be appointed to finish jay morrison's term that goes to march of 2014. and patrick is here today if you have any for him and i am happy to answer any other questions for you >> thank you so much.
>> and i do want to give they opportunities. i assume that wilson is not here, but i do see mr. valentino. >> and thank you for the consideration and thank you for scott and you you gave a great summary without looking at notes and i thought it was impressive to understand the application without having to look down one. and as mentioned i am a strong advocate of transit and i think that it is one of the most important things next to housing in the city but transit is equally, an important issue in our city public transit, that is a challenge to make the shift, from a car oriented environment to a public transit oriented environment and i think that the investment in the center is a significant message to the city and to receipt gon, of how important that is. and i am very excited about it and i am excited to be a part of it and in fact my apartment
looks right at the growth of the transit center and i am looking forward to the steel going up in the next year. and as mentioned i have been involved in the task force and i am excited about the efforts to continue the central subway beyond the current plans if possible and i am highly supportive of the complete streets program and all of the transit initiatives that are happening around the transbay center as well. a member of the district six, and i ride muni frequently and i would have to say that the bike share program has cut into that a little bit and i would say that the bike share is part of muni and it has been a great, and i have also, one interesting factor that i have realized as i got more into the transit advocacy and how important to reduce the miles and when i lived in southern
california, i drove, 12,000 and now i am down 5,000 and even getting down lower and the public transit for me is a part of daily life and for many others as well. and so thank you very much and thank you for the consideration and i look forward for the opportunity to serve on this vac. >> are there any questions for our applicants? >> thank you, so much, and i see you at all of our community meetings and neighborhood association evening events and so i appreciate, your ability to do this on top of your day job as well as mr. (inaudible) who is also here and serves on the tjpa citizen's advisory committee and it is amazing to have the active residents who are able to commit and invest the additional hours to advise the city and the public projects on the neighborhood issues. >> i move the applicant. >> second. >> we have a motion and a second. >> i would echo, all of what
you just said. i believe that the director harper had asked for some additional process, on the actransit seat and i think that you did undertake that process. >> we did. >> and in his absence, has he reviewed this recommendation? >> yes. >> confirmed. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> okay, great. and so we have a motion on the table for both, miss wilson, and mr. valention and we have a second to that. >> and any members of the public did not indicate that they want to address you. >> lloyd. >> aye. >> metcalf >> aye. >> reiskin. >> aye. >> kim >> aye. >> item 8 is approved. >> thank you. >> go ahead and move into your next item >> 9 is election of the chair and vice chair purchase su ant to the tjpa joint powers agreement. >> and directors i refer to you on this item. >> since we are lacking our
vice chair, should be... should we postpone. >> we are way behind it but we could postpone it by months. why don't we do that director harper and i have not had a discussion with him whether he wants to continue on as vice chair or not. we have a motion to continue this motion for a month. and we have a motion and a second. we can do that without opposition. >> are there any other items on the calendar? >> seeing none, the meeting is adjourned, thank you very much, and welcome back.
and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. roll call please. roll call. president, vice president limb. specify farrell >> supervisor phrasing. here >> inspires scott. >> we have a quorum. all right. item one >> with possible modifications of the meeting regular meeting of august 8, 2013, all the any kreksz correction to the minutes? no corrections i will entertain a motion >> so move forward.
>> second. >> okay. any public comment on this item. all in favor? it's unanimous. item number 2, please >> item two presidents report and i have nothing to report today. >> any public comment on this item? moving item 3. >> director's report lisa god from the. >> please. lisa acting director i'll to give you an update of the work of the health service tame in the month of august. very, very happy we have our new
cf o pamela has been with us in the comptrollers office and working in the public health for years. very, very experienced cf o in the city and a health care. i think the insurance health care side might be a challenge but she'll pick it up fast. we've started interviews for our wellness manager and we've got some national candidates that are looking forward to interviewing >> financial analysis position is closing and interviews have gone and we've posted the
manager positions. in terms of operation we have august was slightly lower that in terms of vacuum card to august of last year and our targets in terms of performance were all below targets. so in preparation for annual enrollment we try to clean up our easy and make sure that our addresses are valid the postage costs a little bit under 3 dollars and we send out 65 thousand paths costing 65 thousand dollars so we make sure when we're mailing the address is accurate. we've done better in terms of only have 23 addresses that were identified as incorrect by the u.s. postal service and they
spend time to track those down and we're looking at the about maybe 17 hundred that might be questionable. we should have pretty good deliver rates. we also do before an open enrollment we do on audit to determine whether or not the folks are still eligible for benefits whether or not they've obtained employment or coverage elsewhere. we had one-hundred and 26 folks identified on the list and have received response from nine hundred and 8 and other folks have other coverage so the audit will be completed in time for
the open enrollment mailing. as we've talked about in previous meetings we've had to rebuild the refluks flex credit for the units. the teams have long been working hard on u a test to make sure it's functioning correctly and i think we have completed all i have that and we're confident it's going to be a smooth enrollment for the m e a unions. in the really a fundamental step to make sure we're ready for the obama benefits in 2015. the communication team has been very busy with getting the guides and the information correct and they've all been think sent to printers and they'll all be out on time in
advance of the october 1st date. you will see later under agenda item 7 you'll see a communication strategy project that ross mary has been working on and it's a very interesting presentation on where consumption with benefits needs to go in the future and we're also starting an rfp system. our rates and a benefits are completed and the benefits are on track to be completed for the beginning open enrollment and the audit is in progress started on september 9th. rates and benefits negotiates and kaiser negotiation negotiations we started number 5 and we'll be going into that. we've gone discussions with blue
shield cost alternatives for 2015. the wellness team/have long been working hard on an enormous number of flu clinics we have 17 and including up in boston and all over the city we're going looking forward to that and i think that will go a long way to our winter costs that we'll see because of the flew. the epa staff supported our pe c during the rim fire and the traevenlg accident with our
parks and rec pr we have the city's annual performance you'll see on item 6 have had to do some building of our blue shield data and the data team heads up all the work around the projects. in terms of meetings we met that the kaiser negotiations and the school district leadership to start talking about doing some attraction moldz. as you know, we've worked with the city on contribution models and the school district is interested in similar effort. we've been joining the committees on health and wellness and participated over the summer on payment reform
that were interesting on where the marketplace is going toward bundle type of payments based on outcomes. covered california forum was hosted at mission bay i guess it was sort of a kickoff presentation on covered california. the km g kickoff and the atf we had over 1 hundred and 20 members at the seminar and to hear about the employees that might be facing early retirement and to make sure they know what their benefits are and the best practices in government epa was an interesting seminar that our staff participated in to see whether there's opportunities to
approve the employee benefits. on a more recent note the s b-46 which is a bill sponsored by senator len 0 on transparence passed for a signature and we spoke with retiree about open enrollment. in closing, i want to say not an hour of the day goes by when we don't miss our director kaefrlg todd. we're all working hard together to get through. i think it katherine is doing is good job fighting cancer and want to say how much she's missed and thank you everyone in
terms of we're having slow irons in some areas and thank you for your patience we're definitely feeling here absence >> any comments? i'd like to ask a request about s p-46. could you give a short summary of that will it make a big difference and i think we believe that this bill will be very important to all large group employers doing business in the state of california you are about to give there are essentially 3 sections of the law that are changed. the first two have to do with transparency other than the premium payment.
- plans that set their claims based on claims data so a lot of the services that are driving the trend that are driving the premium rates and also another section, section f chickens specific to i think health plans that do necessarily base their pricing on claims and it's getting into detail. we see it as something that will provide significant trainers on the the trend driving the marketplace and as a purchaser more information about what's driving our premium rate increases >> will it have any effect on the contracts for the doctor's at hospitals. >> not directly you'll be able
to see if inpatient is driving a premium you'll be able to see whether it's unit cost or utilization by you won't be able to say can i see the contract on one hospital so if itself hospital is driving the trend this law doesn't get to the level of trainers around contracts thank you. any more comments. >> i - sorry. i have to get used to hear my new - here human resources commissioner scott >> histoe oh, yes. the consensus survey director - no - she's helping over there. i'm sorry. the sense of survey employer sponsored health plan can you explain that and will the results of that be shared with
us >> i'm wondering if i can get my colleague to respond. >> it gets to a high-level just generally what is it about and what kind of report do you expect from it and when - >> my answer is going to be vague because i don't have the information. >> - >> speak into the microphone. >> we receive that information but we didn't realize they sent us one for active employees and retirees so we submitted one and it was really trying to get at some that